Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation will take place on Friday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m.  We welcome all current members and the general public to attend at the South Walsingham Women’s Institute Hall, 2070 Main Street in Walsingham.  Agenda

We are delighted to announce this year’s speakers below.

Georgia Nix will bring you the perspective of today’s youth on environmental issues.  LPWBRF is proud to sponsor Georgia to attend Ontario Nature’s 2018 Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership from September 21st through 23rd.  She is a grade 12 student at Delhi District High School and a member of her school’s Green Extreme Team.  Ontario Nature’s Youth Summit for Biodiversity has been cultivating a new generation of environmental leaders since 2010.  Each year, about 100 youth come together for this unique youth-led summit that allows participants to develop an understanding of environmental issues and gain the inspiration and tools to take action and leadership in their communities and beyond.  The weekend-long event includes guest speakers, workshops and outdoor activities that appeal to a wide variety of environmental interests.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear Georgia discuss her experience.

Pete Zuzek is a Coastal Geoscientist with 25 years of experience working on consulting assignments across the coastal regions of the world.  He is the founder and President of Zuzek Inc., a professional services company dedicated to increasing the health and resilience of the world’s coastal communities and ecosystems.  Pete has extensive experience managing complex multidisciplinary investigations on coastal erosion and flooding, risk assessments, coastal zone planning, shoreline management plan development, water quality investigations, habitat protection and restoration, living shorelines, and climate change adaptation.  Pete is currently the President of the Coastal Zone Canada Association.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Why did the Turtle Cross the Road?

As Brian Banks writes in the Summer edition of Ontario Nature magazine, “because, like many animals, its habitat is increasingly fragmented by highways – death traps for wildlife”.

Brian’ story explains the ambitious road ecology projects that are stemming the car-fueled carnage. His story, beginning on page 18, includes information about our Biosphere’s Long Point Causeway Improvement Project. Click here to read the article.